About us

SyntheticMR AB (publ) (”SyntheticMR”) was founded in Linköping, Sweden in 2007 by Dr. Marcel Warntjes in order to commercialize a new magnetic resonance image processing methodology. Dr. Warntjes’ innovation was initially developed at the Center for Medical Image Science and Visualization (CMIV), Linköping, Sweden. The uniqueness in the technology is the quantification based approach resulting in fast and informative MRI examinations based on synthetic MRI.

Today, the company´s products are based on the SyMRI® technology, which offers efficient and reliable scanning, with all protocols available based on a single scan. SyMRI also offers high diagnostic quality, achieved through quantitative MR scanning and automated assistance in tissue characterization and volume estimation. Intuitive tools are provided to interact with the results and obtain a quantitative diagnosis.

Currently MRI is about generating many different images that vary in contrast. These images are subjectively interpreted, generally without quantitative support. Our goal is to improve MRI with a single rapid MR scan that generates a range of reproducible images. The image contrast is flexible without rescanning. Standardized, rapid MR scanning could decrease MR examination costs significantly and tissue segmentation can provide a far more accurate patient follow-up than we see today.

A number of clinical evaluation projects of the SyMRI technology have been performed both within and outside Sweden and led to several publications which are described in more detail under Clinical Studies. Currently the main focus is on neuro applications but activities have started to evaluate other applications.The product SyMRI is available as a CE-MDD marked product. Read more about SyMRI under the ”SyMRI” tab.

SyntheticMR is traded on the AktieTorget exchange in Stockholm, Sweden.

Partners

SyMRI is compatible with MRI systems from GE Healthcare, Philips and Siemens.

GE Healthcare

GE Healthcare markets MAGiC, a customized version of SyntheticMR’s SyMRI IMAGE package, under a license agreement.

Philips Healthcare

SyntheticMR and Philips have signed a co-operation and co-marketing agreement, making most of Philips’ MR systems compatible with the SyMRI packages offered by SyntheticMR.

Siemens Healthineers

SyntheticMR and Siemens have signed a co-operation and co-marketing agreement, making most of Siemens’ MR systems compatible with the SyMRI packages offered by SyntheticMR.

Sectra

SyMRI is available as a plug-in to Sectra PACS for a smooth integration in the clinical workflow.

2007

SyntheticMR is founded by Dr. Marcel Warntjes and Accelerator Nordic AB based on innovations originally developed at the Center for Medical Image Science and Visualization (CMIV), Linköping, Sweden.

2008

Cooperation is initiated with Sectra Imtec AB in order to integrate the technology in PACS and the clinical workflow.

2009

The product SyMRI® is CE-marked.

2010

Clinical evaluations at Linköping, Örebro and Umeå University Hospitals.

2011

SyMRI is used for follow-up of MS-patients at Umeå University Hospital.
Discussions with leading MRI suppliers regarding joint commercialization of SyMRI are initiated.
Additional evaluation at several hospitals, including Uppsala, Glostrup, Skellefteå, and Lycksele.

2012

SyntheticMR signs an evaluation license agreement with GE Healthcare. With the evaluation, GE Healthcare wants to assess the opportunity to sell SyMRI as an add-on option together with the MRI supplier’s systems.

2013

SyntheticMR is spun out from Accelerator Nordic AB and is listed on the AktieTorget exchange in Stockholm, Sweden.

2014

A license agreement is signed with GE Healthcare regarding MAGiC, a customized version of the SyMRI IMAGE package.

2015

Co-opetation and co-marketing agreement signed with Philips Healthcare.

2016

Co-opetation and co-marketing agreement signed with Siemens Healthineers.

Management and board members

To email an employee at SyntheticMR, please use the employees firstname.lastname@syntheticmr.com.

  • Stefan Tell —
    CEO
    +46 733 734 090

    Biography +

    Stefan Tell —
    CEO
    +46 733 734 090

    Professional background

    Broad experience in finance, business development and strategy, including strategic planning for a global business unit within Siemens. Also has a background as an entrepreneur.

    Other assignments

  • Marcel Warntjes —
    CTO & Board member
    +46 733 89 04 07

    Biography +

    Marcel Warntjes —
    CTO & Board member
    +46 733 89 04 07

    Professional background

    Founder and former CEO of SyntheticMR. Previously system architect at Philips Healthcare. Long experience of R&D within MRI.

    Other assignments

    Clinical Scientist at CMIV, Linköping University.

  • Sten BergKratz —
    Head of Sales
    +46 708 72 12 02

    Biography +

    Sten BergKratz —
    Head of Sales
    +46 708 72 12 02

    Professional background

    Sten BergKratz joined SyntheticMR from Sectra where he has a background as Sales Manager and Business Area Manager.

    Other assignments

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  • Fredrik Jeppsson —
    CFO & Head of Investor Relations
    +46 723 03 13 39

    Biography +

    Fredrik Jeppsson —
    CFO & Head of Investor Relations
    +46 723 03 13 39

    Professional background

    Fredrik Jeppsson was most recently Group Business Controller at Teracom, Boxer Group. Previously, he worked as an Authorized Accountant at PwC, which included responsibility for audits of listed companies.

    Other assignments

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  • Jonas Hurtig —
    Head of Marketing and Commercial Affairs
    +46 76 311 61 14

    Biography +

    Jonas Hurtig —
    Head of Marketing and Commercial Affairs
    +46 76 311 61 14

    Professional background

    Jonas joined SyntheticMR from Saab, where he most recently was VP Head of Brand Management and Marketing Communication. He also has a background as an entrepreneur and as VP Sales and Marketing at Eckerud Scandinavian Group AB.

    Other assignments

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  • Magnus Lundqvist —
    Head of Research and Development
    +46 707 40 03 81

    Biography +

    Magnus Lundqvist —
    Head of Research and Development
    +46 707 40 03 81

    Professional background

    Magnus joined SyntheticMR from Philips Healthcare where he most recently was Business Manager with responsibility for Mammography and Advanced Visualization in the Nordic region. He also has a background from Sectra.

    Other assignments

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  • Maria Almesåker —
    Head of QR/RA
    +46 707 04 15 10 07

    Biography +

    Maria Almesåker —
    Deputy Head of QA/RA
    +46 707 04 15 10 07

    Professional background

    Maria joined SyntheticMR from Servistik AB where she was Quality and Environmental Manager. She also has a background as Product Safety Controller at Toyota Material Handling Europe.

    Other assignments

    Political assignments in Region Östergötland.

  • Tony Zordich —
    Sales Representative North America
    +1 919 667 7409

    Biography +

    Tony Zordich —
    Sales Representative North America
    +1 919 667 7409

    Professional background

    Extensive business development and sales experience with Philips Healthcare, Fuji Medical Systems, and emerging organizations in the diagnostic imaging space.

    Other assignments

    Founder of the Consortium for Patient Engagement.

  • Staffan Persson —
    Chairman

    Biography +

    Staffan Persson —
    Chairman

    Professional background

    Experienced investor and entrepreneur with extensive experience of board assignments and as chariman of listed companies.

    Other assignments

    Board member and CEO of Swedia Capital AB. Board member and Chairman of Accelerator Nordic AB, Sveab Holding AB, Nortal Capital AB, Nortal Investments AB, Swedia High P AB, Swedia Fastigheter AB, Darkathlon AB and Svenska Entreprenad i Mälardalen AB. Board member of The Lexington Company AB, AB Klar-Invest, Quizz Golf AB, Dooba Holdings Ltd, Zimbrine Holding B.V., Eniro AB and Cinnober Financial Technology AB. Deputy Board member of Jiver River AB.

  • Johan Sedihn —
    Board member

    Biography +

    Johan Sedihn —
    Board member

    Professional background

    Over 20 years of experience in the Medtech industry. Several leading and executive positions at Elekta.

    Other assignments

    COO at Elekta AB.

  • Yvonne Mårtensson —
    Board member

    Biography +

    Yvonne Mårtensson —
    Board member

    Professional background

    Yvonne Mårtensson has more than 30 years experience from leading positions in fast growing companies primarily within medtech and diagnostics. She was CEO of CellaVision for 16 years.

    Other assignments

    Board member of ELOS AB, Arcoma AB and SwedenBio.

  • Reidar Gårdebäck —
    Board member

    Biography +

    Reidar Gårdebäck —
    Board member

    Professional background

    Over 20 years of experience in the Medtech industry, including positions at Siemens-Elema, Elekta, ProAct, GE Healthcare and Medtronic.

    Other assignments

    Owner of ReGarde AB, Consultant within Life Sciences

Working Here

Open positions and job opportunities at SyntheticMR are posted here. For inquiries about job opportunities, please contact us at info@syntheticmr.com.